Belladonna*: and/with: Amelia Bande, Constance DeJong, and Cat Tyc
Amelia Bande is a writer. She works in performance, theater, film. Her writing talks about life and friendships in a high-tech mode, the possibilities and failures of a perpetual scroll down. Her plays Chueca and Partir y Renunciar were staged and published in Santiago, Chile. Working in the project space Kotti-Shop in Berlin, she organized the monthly event Get Done and the writing workshop series Dancing with Words and Write the Body Electric. She is part of the Gels Collective, writing the scripts for the group´s experimental animations and film installations. She is co-founder of Publishing Puppies, an independent press for visual work, poetry and fiction. Her work, solo and collaborative, has recently been shown at MIX NYC, 41 Cooper Gallery, The Shandaken Project at Storm King Arts Center, NewBridge Project in Newcastle, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, KJCC at NYU, NGBK Berlin and Flutgraben Kunstfabrik Berlin. She lives in New York.
Constance Dejong is an American artist, writer and performer, producing fiction texts and language/image based work for performance and theater, audio and video installations. She has permanent audio installations in Beacon, NY, London and Seattle. DeJong has twice collaborated with Tony Oursler on live performances; was a collaborator on Super Vision, A Builders Association production (2005); librettist for the opera Satyagraha, composer Philip Glass. In 2016/2017 DeJong will be presenting a retrospective of her performances, at New York City venues where she’s performed over the years, including NightWriters, a new performance and artist’s book. Her first book, Modern Love, has just been re-issued by Primary Information/Ugly Duckling Presse, Spring 2017.
Cat Tyc is a Brooklyn based writer/videomaker whose work exists on the precipice of poetic mediology. Her videos have shown at Microscope Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, CUNY Graduate Center, Brooklyn Museum, Kassel Fest and the PDX International Festival and has directed music videos that have aired on LOGO’s NewNowNext and MTVu. In 2006, she was awarded a Flaherty Seminar Fellowship in “Creative Demolition: Reconstructing Culture through Innovations in Film & Video” at Vassar College. Her most recent writings have been published in Weekday, The Sink Review and 6×6 and she has a chapbook recently released from Dancing Girl Press called An Architectural Seance. She teaches writing throughout New York City within the CUNY system.
Belladonna* Collaborative’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.